Politics & Government


Officials Hold Summit on Atlantic City Economic Crisis

Top lawmakers, local officials and union leaders met at an Atlantic City summit to discuss the economic crisis in the city. They plan to meet again in 45 days.

Politicians, Former Athletes Promote Safety in Youth Athletics

Sen. Menendez, Congressman Pascrell and former NFL players gathered to promote the SAFE PLAY Act, which aims to keep kids playing sports safe.

Officials Worry About Economy if Military Bases Close

Officials say military bases are a major part of the economy in New Jersey and they're worried about the impact if they close.

Booker made $500,000 in 2013, mostly from speeches

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker made more than half a million dollars in 2013 and donated most of it to charity, according to new tax returns released by his campaign. The documents released Monday show the Democrat made $540,341 last ...

Christie begins Atlantic City future meeting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says Atlantic City is undergoing a natural transformation it needs to make in order to change from a gambling-only resort. Christie convened a summit meeting on the resort's future that was closed to ...

Christie: Casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has issued a directive allowing his state's casinos and racetracks to immediately offer sports betting without fear of criminal or civil liability. But his action is likely to be challenged ...

Jaffe Morning Briefing: Sept. 8, 2014

Jaffe Communications gives its take on the news in New Jersey.

NJ Sandy fund prepares for final grants

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Relief Fund is preparing for its final round of grants to Superstorm Sandy victims. The fund announced on Monday it will award $3.5 million by the end of October, two years after the storm battered the Jersey ...

Christie to hold Atlantic City summit

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will convene a summit on the future of Atlantic City. Political, business and labor leaders on Monday will discuss the city's changing landscape as the casino industry suffers from ...

LePage in New Jersey for fundraiser with Christie

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is heading to New Jersey to raise money alongside Gov. Chris Christie. The breakfast fundraiser is being held in Benardsville on Monday. Attendees are being charged $3,000 for the event at the ...